Iran ministers survive impeachment vote

Press TV
Publication date: 
Mar 14 2018

Three government ministers have retained their posts after facing impeachment at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).

On Wednesday, the Parliament (Majlis) impeached Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati.

Those submitting the plan for his impeachment had argued that he had failed to properly advance devised development plans, and attached more importance to imported agricultural produce rather than domestic cultivation.

They had also questioned his performance in regulating the market for agricultural produce, addressing the problems facing the factories processing sugar cane, and his alleged recruitment of retired managers.

Hojjati, however, secured the parliament's confidence vote with his answers to their questions.

A day earlier, the legislature impeached Labor Ali Rabiei for his alleged mismanagement of unemployment and government enterprises, and Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi.

The plan for the latter's impeachment was tendered to the legislature after an Iranian airliner crashed in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj last month, killing all 66 people on board.

Both likewise survived the vote.